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Peter Pan (1953)

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Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (play) (as Sir James M. Barrie), Ted Sears (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bobby Driscoll ... Peter Pan (voice)
Kathryn Beaumont ... Wendy Darling (voice)
Hans Conried ... Captain Hook / Mr. Darling (voice)
Bill Thompson ... Mr. Smee / Pirates (voice)
Heather Angel ... Mrs. Darling (voice)
Paul Collins Paul Collins ... John Darling (voice)
Tommy Luske Tommy Luske ... Michael Darling (voice)
Candy Candido ... Indian Chief (voice)
Tom Conway ... Narrator (voice)
Roland Dupree Roland Dupree ... (voice)
Don Barclay ... (voice)
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Storyline

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

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It will live in your heart forever! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Peter's flying and action reference shots were provided by dancer and choreographer Roland Dupree. In an interview, Kerry said she had to hold out her arms and pretend to fly for all the scenes requiring it. Kathryn Beaumont also performed for the live-action reference footage. Similarly, Hans Conried also performed the live-action reference footage for Captain Hook and Mr. Darling. In contrast to rotoscoping the animators did not merely trace the live-action footage, for this would make the animation look stiff and unnatural. Instead the animators used it as a guide for animating by studying the human movement in the situation required. For example: "How far does the head turn when a character looks over his shoulder?" See more »

Goofs

In the "Indians in the trees" scene, Michael's pajamas change from original pink to white and then back to pink. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: All this has happened before, and it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury. That corner house over there is the home of the Darling family. And Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him.
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Crazy Credits

A message appears during the credits: "Walt Disney Productions is grateful to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, to which Sir James M. Barrie gave his copyright of Peter Pan." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the 2007 DVD there is a restoration team end credits with additional cast members. Along the way, you see the artwork of the movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Commando (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Blast That Peter Pan/A Pirate's Life (Reprise)
(uncredited)
Written by Oliver Wallace
Performed by Erdman Penner
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User Reviews

 
Thrilling and daring.
20 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Another Disney masterpiece. Excellent storyline, thrilling action, absolutely delightful, and the tune you can fly will bring a tear to your eye, but maybe the last part's just me. The only problem is, this is a Disney movie where some real sexist comments and stereotypes come out. However, it's an old movie, and people had a different way of thinking in 1953 than they do today. Overall, an absolute delight to watch, and a must see Disney classic!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

5 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$957,256, 19 December 1982

Gross USA:

$87,404,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,404,651
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Mono (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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